Suwanee Family Dentistry giving out cash for candy

SUWANEE -- Trick-or-treaters who score lots of candy this Halloween -- or those who lack a sweet tooth -- can trade their extra or unwanted treats for cash.

Suwanee Family Dentistry is buying Halloween candy through Thursday as dentists Tina Heil and Ashley Starnes lead an anti-tooth decay movement by exchanging dollars for cavity-causing treats.

"Ditch the candy, that's what we're saying," Heil said. "Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost."

Suwanee Family Dentistry will be paying $1 for each pound of candy, which will then be shipped to troops stationed overseas.

"Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well," Heil said.

Gwinnett residents can drop off their unopened sweets from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and the office is at 2566 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. For more information, call 678-714-2380 or visit www.suwaneefamilydentistry.com.